Yihan Xing is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Subsea Technology at the University of Stavanger, Norway. He is a permanent faculty staff of the marine and offshore group at the Department of Mechanical and Structural Engineering and Material Sciences (IMBM) and the study program leader for M.Sc in Marine and Offshore Technology. Professor Xing teaches courses in subsea engineering, offshore field development and engineering mathematics. Professor Xing’s research interests are modelling and analysing large complex machinery systems, including using AI-enabled and stochastic design methods, particularly within large subsea cargo drones and offshore wind turbines, where he is most active. In addition, he also works in other areas, such as subsea and agricultural robotics and wave energy converters. Xing has authored 80 technical publications and reports. Further, he has seven years of experience in the subsea industry in pipeline engineering and product development. Xing is a Singaporean and has been living in Norway since 2008.